Post by timholycross on Apr 14, 2022 11:44:41 GMT -5
28 years at BC, before that at Bowling Green and Clarkson; approximately 50 years behind the bench.
Maybe he should have bowed out a year or two ago; but, then again, the pandemic changed a lot of things like that. I'm sure that other schools weren't shy about telling recruits how old he was and that he wouldn't be there that much longer.
I never disliked the guy, which isn't something I usually say about BC coaches (and others!).
Post by longsuffering on Apr 14, 2022 13:14:01 GMT -5
I don't pick up on everything of course, but I never picked up on Jerry losing his team to boorish, bullying behavior in the dorms like I recall was in the news with his contemporary Jack Parker at BU towards the end of his tenure.
It was an extra challenge for Jack because his team was head and shoulders above the other BU teams at the time, whereas BC hockey, a major program in it's own right, can't get too cocky sharing a campus with ACC spectator sports.
At HC, FB is currently head and shoulders above the other sports, but fortunately we have a coach who is as sharp as he is positive and who won't let his players get full of themselves with the great success they have had.
I didn't see your post until after my post. I don't recall this. The article also makes no reference to a coverup. What was the result of the league investigation?
Everyone knows York was in with the HE commish and when one of your league refs reported a racial slur was uttered towards a Canadian player who parents are from India, you would think the coach and commish would care.
There is a reason the HE commish's contract was not renewed after this.
So an on ice official reports a racial slur on the ice was said to one of the two or three minority players in the entire conference and you let BC led by Jerry York say: "We don't know who said it" and not sure it was even said as an explanation.
commissioner Joe Bertagna conducted an investigation starting on Saturday and he issued a statement on Wednesday night.
"While we are aware some inappropriate remarks were made between players on the ice, we were unable to determine the source of the remarks with the degree of certainty necessary to take further action at this time. The matter is considered closed,'' he said.
"Further, Hockey East will pursue new policies regarding education of all of its student-athletes with the goal of preventing any similar incidents in the future. Inclusivity and respect are important pillars to all schools in the Hockey East family and the league looks forward to continuing to promote those values through education."